Tien Phong Marathon National Championship (Tien Phong Marathon) is a prestigious tournament with a long history behind it - the tournament was first held in Hanoi, 1958. Being a top sporting event, the tournament has been integrated into Vietnam’s offficial athletics competition system for the last 50 years, and it is held annually at the end of March. Tien Phong Marathon attracts the best participants in Vietnam competing for medals in mid and long distances, and this is also a good opportunity for amateur runners to compete on the same ground as top national athletes.
On March 26th 2023, for the 64th anniversary of Tien Phong Marathon, the tournament will be held in Lai Chau city, Lai Chau province, the mountainous north of Vietnam. Amateur runners will be able to compete in 3 distances: 10km, 21,1km and 42,195km. Pro runners attend in 4 distances: 5km, 10km, 21,1km and 42,195km. There are 2 separate competition systems with separate award systems for pros and amateur runners. At TPM 2023, athletes will experience the unique race route in Vietnam when striding on the mountainous border region of the country, crossing villages of ethnic minorities, the highland market, enjoy the unique products of the ethnic minorities living in the region.